Yesterday, 300 firefighters from South Africa landed at the airport in Edmonton. It was quite a sight.
They're here because, one month later, the wildfire is still burning out of control in northern Alberta. It’s actually crossed into Saskatchewan too. It’s still huge — 580,000 hectares, which is 1.4 million acres.
It’s shocking to learn that things are still so bad we need help from the other side of the world.
So, thanks to the firefighters from South Africa.
But here’s something interesting:
Did you know that every acre of forest fire in Fort McMurray emits about five tons of carbon dioxide, according to Environment Canada?
So 1.4 million acres have burned so far. That’s seven million tons, or seven megatons of carbon dioxide — in just one month.
And did you know that the entire oilsands, all 100 companies, working all year, only puts out about six megatons per month.
So by letting this forest fire burn, because he’s too stupid or too proud or too anti-Alberta to have let in firefighting help for so long, Trudeau’s policies have actually created more CO2 than all the oilsands companies combined.